Publication: Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt’s exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies

Egypt faces two nutritional challenges. The first is the “growth-nutrition disconnect.” High economic growth has not been accompanied by reduction in chronic child malnutrition, at least throughout the 2000s. Instead, the prevalence of child stunting increased during this decade—an atypical trend for a country outside wartime. The second challenge is the simultaneous presence of chronic undernutrition and overnutrition (due to excess consumption of calories).

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: Improving Nutrition in Egypt: What is the Role of Agriculture and How do we Document Impact?”

November 16th, 2016 Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Location: Conrad Hotel 1191 Nile Corniche | Cairo - Egypt The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) >> Read more

Publication: A disaggregated social accounting matrix – 2010/11 for policy analysis in Egypt

The availability of comprehensive and coherent socio-economic data is an essential requirement for the development, implementation, and assessment of any national strategic plan, like Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030. Social accounting matrices (SAMs) combine many datasets produced by statistical agencies and national institutions – such as Central Banks and Ministries of Finance and Agriculture – >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: A New Social Accounting Matrix & Policy Reform Simulations for Evidence-based Decision Making in Egypt

October 10th, 2016 Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm  Location: Mokhtar Haluda Hall |Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS); 3 Salah Salem St., Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt  The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part >> Read more

News: Building datasets as the basis for sound policy making in Egypt: the case of CAPMAS-IFPRI collaboration

Perrihan Al-Riffai, Sr. Research Analyst, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI. Many people in Egypt these days think about the best ways for getting the economy back on track, how to create jobs and how to cushion the inevitable side-effects of the exchange rate devaluation, value added taxes, subsidies and other reforms. So the issue >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: Cluster-based development as an opportunity for job creation and poverty reduction in Egypt

September 6th, 2016 Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: Egyptian Center For Economic Studies (ECES) Conference Room, Nile City Towers North Tower, 8th Floor | 11221 Nile Corniche | Cairo, Egypt  The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part of the United >> Read more

News: Are Egyptian Exports Being Restricted?

By Hoda El-Enbaby (Senior Research Assistant, IFPRI) and Chahir Zaki (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University) Countries generally have high incentives to protect their people from all different types of risks that can affect them. Yet, in some instances, this protection comes at other costs. In terms of >> Read more

Publication: Food policy developments in the MENA region and future outlook

By: Hagar El-didi The recently published 2016 Global Food Policy Report highlights how the convulsions in the Arab region have contributed to curbing progress in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)–impeding regional food security and threatening achievement of the newly proposed SDGs. Turbulent economic-political environments Intensified armed conflicts in the Middle East resulted in the >> Read more

News: Measuring Poverty and Hunger in Egypt

By: Fatma Abdelaziz, Hagar El-didi and Yasmine Mandour The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide Egypt with a new framework to monitor and measure its progress and identify gaps and challenges in areas of poverty reduction and ending hunger. But Egypt will need to coordinate these with its own national Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 (SDS), make sure >> Read more

News: Egypt Needs Sound Policies to Jump-Start Development Efforts

By: Katarlah Taylor, Fatma Abdelaziz, and Jose Luis Figueroa Participants at a recent Cairo seminar held to mark the Egypt launch of IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report(GFPR) grappled with the Arab region’s profound development problems. The upheavals of the Arab Spring halted progress in meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), said Clemens Breisinger, >> Read more